Charles "Charlie" E Moore , VRHS Class of 1969

In memory of specialist 4th class Charles "Charlie" E Moore Jr., Killed in action 44 years ago today near Tien Phuoc in the province of Quang Tin south Vietnam. He served his country with the US Army's 23rd infantry AMERICAL DIVISION, company A, 2nd Battalion.

Charlie as he was lovingly called by family and by friends that were lucky to have him as a friend was born and raised in Rensselaer NY. Born on 3 July 1949 to Charles and Rita Moore.

That kid from 2nd Ave. with the strawberry blonde hair and freckles with the happy go lucky attitude enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve his country at war. During the WINTER/SPRING 1970 campaign his 2nd battalion was working with the 101st Airborne Division and also with an attachment of U.S. Marines in a large operation to aggressively rid Quang Tin province of Vietcong and NVA. During first light on New Years day 1970 while engaging the enemy Specialist 4 Charles Moore was mortally wounded by small arms fire. For his brave actions that day near Tin Phuoc he was posthumously awarded the BRONZE STAR w/Oak Leaf cluster and the PURPLE HEART. Charlie Moore was not alone in death that NEW YEARS DAY. Seven of his comrades fell with him. With full military honors SPEC4 Charles E. Moore Jr. was buried in Holy Sepulchre cemetery in East Greenbush,NY. You and your comrades brave sacrifices to each other and to your country are not forgotten. Rest in eternal peace Charlie.

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